Tagged: Stroud

Lest Ye Forget

Lest Ye Forget

Whether you are inspired by valiant soldiers like Paul Bennett – the only Great War VC born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England – or by passionate pacifists like Arthur Trussler – imprisoned for refusing to fight – Stroud has a story to tell about the Great War. The Stroud News reported the war week by week...

Notes and Recollections of Stroud, Gloucestershire (1871) Paperback

Notes and recollections of Stroud, Gloucestershire

A wonderful guide to the history of Stroud, perfect for anybody interested in local history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900’s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Notes...

Billeted in Stroud 1939-40: An Evacuee's Account

Billeted in Stroud 1939-40: An Evacuee’s Account

‘Kids supposed to evacuate this afternoon. Later told that it is tomorrow. Said goodbye to John and all my pals. May never see them again.’ In October 1939, sixteen-year-old Eric Armstrong took the coach from his modest home in Handsworth, Birmingham to faraway rural Gloucestershire. Living away from Mum and Dad turned out to be...

Stroud Through Time

Stroud Through Time

Stroud is a fascinating Cotswold market town, built on a hillside at the convergence of five valleys. Into its rich history are woven many strands : the story of the wool trade, the arrival of canals and railways, the construction of fine public buildings and the development of streets, parks and shops. In the past...

Stroud History Tour

Stroud History Tour offers a unique insight into the history and buildings of a fascinating Cotswold market town. An itinerary has been created which will lead the reader to view the many places of interest lying along Stroud’s streets, public areas and byways. Although intended to begin at the town’s surviving railway station, the route...

The Stroud Valleys in the Great War

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Stroud’s Five Valleys in the Great War offers an intimate portrayal of the region and its people living in the shadow of the ‘war to end all wars’. This highly accessible volume explores themes of local reaction to...

Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs

Stroud is a fascinating Cotswold market town, built on a hillside at the convergence of five valleys. Into its rich history are woven many strands: the story of the wool trade, the arrival of canals and railways, the construction of fine public buildings and the development of streets, parks and shops. In Stroud and the...